Updated: 11/5/2021

Welcome to Tawa U3A

Tawa U3A is a group of people who are free during the day to gather for activities of interest.

We organise courses to teach subjects of interest like Art , Ancestry or Ukulele.

There are Discussion groups where you can express your point of view, and games both indoor and outdoor.

Talks are arranged on topics of interest like Health, History or Travel. We cooperate with other U3A groups and share sessions.

All up, we offer more than 50 learning and social opportunities at minimal cost.

You are certain to find some things that are of interest to you.  


You can email us - [email protected]

How to join U3A

Joining U3A Tawa can be done with a minimum of fuss. An easy way is to ring or email one of our Committee members whose names and contacts appear in the 'Contact Us' page of this site.  You can also use our 'ENROL' page or contact info email at the bottom of this page. The bank account numbers for paying the annual sub are also in the 'Contact Us' page or you can pay to a Committee member. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Welcome to U3A Tawa.

Half AGM

The half annual meeting will be held on Thursday 10th June at noon.
All welcome.  This will also be a celebration of our 25th year in Tawa.
Details are included in the May Newsletter available here (and will be delivered soon to all current members).

Courses: Supplement available

Includes New Courses

Also a 4 page summary is available...

Supplement 2021

Latest Newsletter (May 2021)

Click to go to find the newsletter on the Newsletters page

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Garden Group

The May 7th meeting will be presented by Eva Durrant, entitled "Bees in the urban environment"

Venue Changes

Computer Chat group now meets at Emmaus Centre 4th Thursdays - not TCC Police Office - we are a bit bigger group this year. 

Health Issues   The 15th April session will be at the Emmaus Centre (not TUC which has been used for previous sessions).

Philopsophy Groups - delay in starting. Dates and venue to be advised.


Climate debate is starting to hot up

Dr Judy Lawrence, spoke at the Current Affairs meetingon Wednesday 7 April.
For a full report

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New Books in the Library

The New Books in the Library course has split into two over rising numbers. Group 1 now meets second Thursdays under Pauline Gallagher and Group 2 meets fourth Thursdays with Dave Smith. Both in the Library at 10am. 
Join one not both of these alternative monthly groups.

U3A Singers Practising

U3A Singers practised in a new venue while their usual church was being used for a funeral.
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Report from Piano Recital Group

The PIANO RECITAL was held on Tuesday March 16th at a private home. Chris, Helen and Jancis performed over an hour of piano music. Solos, duets and a piece for 2 pianos. The audience of 17 enjoyed the variety of music, some familiar, some new to most. As well as the music, each performer gave a background to each piece, with some interesting information about the composer or the circumstances in which the work was composed. Some interesting facts about music used for Weddings (two of the pieces are frequently used at weddings: Pachelbel's "Canon in D" and Jerimiah Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary". At interval the audience had a chance to mingle with the artistes over morning tea.

Music Performance Group

The Music Performers Group met today (Thursday 6th May) in Helen's Music Room at Churton Park.  Mostly singers this time plus two pianists (a Brahms Intermezzo and a Prelude by Pachulski) and Helen's Piano Accordian (a Russian melody).

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Ukulele Group

I am just one of the group who thoroughly enjoys our weekly sessions, but also likes to have photos and have a record of our group.
Margaret Stenhouse who was our Leader and teacher, was  amazing!  Her funeral was held on 15th March. 

We have had an experienced player join us, who is prepared to take over as teacher. 

Coming up in the next seven days...

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm - Word, Excel and Powerpoint [WEP] - Emmaus Centre
10:00am - Discussion Group [DIS] - Member's home
Thursday, 13 May 2021
10:00am - New Books in the Library [NBL] - Tawa Library
10:00am - 12:00pm - Art Group [ART] - Tawa Community Centre
10:00am - Ramblers [RBS] - Davies Street/Luckie Street car-park
9:30am - Table Tennis [TTN] - Tawa Community Centre Hall
Friday, 14 May 2021
1:30pm - Ukulele [UKU] - Tawa Community Centre
9:30am - Scrap-Booking [SCB] - Tawa Commuity Centre
10:00am - Travel Adventures [TRA] - Emmaus Centre
10:00am - 12:00pm - Outdoor Games [OUG] - Aotea Lagoon
Monday, 17 May 2021
1:15pm - 2:30pm - Choir [CHR] (U3A Singers) - Stephen's Lounge, Tawa Union Church
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Write It - Group 1 [WI 1] - Tawa Library
2:30pm - Western Philosophy [WPH] - TBA
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